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WETA
Sep 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
states, florida, ohio and virginia. what's more, huge sums, not only for ads but for get-out-the-vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going into house and senate races in the fight to control congress. altogether, three billion dollars in campaign cash have been raised so far, and a projected $6 billion by the election, less than seven weeks away. it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts. what's truly frightening is that we don't know who's really paying for them. president barack obama: i'm pledging to cut the deficit -- >>> romney's worth $200 million. >>> the president's doing a mediocre job. >>> governor romney cares about big business. >>> real job growth cut the debt. >>> i had no healthcare. >>> -- to the highest corporate bidders -- >>> if you're a super pac, empowered by the supreme court's citizens united decision to take unlimited donations, you're supposed to make your donors public. and you're not supposed to coordinate your efforts with the candidate. but there are ways to get around both requirements and to hide those campaign meg
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in virginia, wrote this for the chamber of commerce, later became appointed by richard nixon to the supreme court. >> just several months later. >> many people look at the "powell memo" as the charter -- >> the foundational, the foundational document. >> and the first big case in this direction was the "first national bank of boston versus bellotti" case, which he wrote the decision on. and what it said was corporations -- the identity of the speaker is irrelevant, which becomes the key -- >> what does that mean? >> what it means is you can't tell corporations that they can't put their money into politics just because they're a corporation. which has, i guess, a surface plausibility to it. but then would you say that, for example, the city of new york can put money into an election -- >> that could be the next step. >> to tell people how to vote? >> if we had any money. city of new york is broke. >> can churches put their money in? i mean, if the identity of the speaker is really irrelevant. and ev the courttselhas not gone with that notion, because the next step was the right-wing
PBS
Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
won the race for governor of virginia in 2009, reed's brand new faith and freedom coalition was there. >> do you want to hand these out? >> contacting, he said, every social and fiscal conservative voter an average of seven times. enough, he also said, to make the difference. >> thank all of you, god bless you. >> after republicans swept into control of the house in the 2010 mid-term elections, reed called a press conference in washington the very next day to claim bragging rights. >> it was the most ambitious, the most comprehensive, and the most effective voter contact and get-out-the-vote effort aimed at the conservative faith community in modern american political history, or at least as long as i've been doing it, which is 30 years. 16 million voter guides. 8 million pieces of mail. three pieces of mail to every social conservative household in certain areas. they received an average of three phone calls, and many of them received a knock on the door. >> they're also the voters reed says he reached in wisconsin earlier this year. >> thank you, god bless you, and god bless t
WETA
Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. holmes wrote a terrible decision in 1927 justifying a virginia law that allowed for forced sterilization of people who were judged to be mentally deficient. that was played back to us by the nazis less than 10 years later. >> for all the social conscience, they did not seem to care much about the african- american community. >> very little, and they were not really interested in specific ethnic groups either. their philosophy was a rising tide lifts all boats. >> the people on the deck were white and the people at the helm were white. >> more specifically, as long as the people in the command center were them. >> how very strange. is our politics any different today? >> absolutely not. the point of this book is that these people that we justly praised and honor for their tremendous sacrifices and accomplishments were at heart just ordinary men and women like us, with some really bizarre failings, many of them -- and i will list franklin roosevelt being won -- could not hold public office today because of his private life, let alone because of his health problems. >> you mentioned private
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